Indianapolis Residential Water Sampling and Testing
Some contaminants found in drinking water have been linked to cancer and other toxic human health conditions. Many contaminants have no taste, odor, or color. If you are having any concerns about your drinking water, get it tested. Testing options run from basic coliform bacteria testing to the more advanced microbiological and chemical testing. Aegis tests drinking water for clients purchasing a new home, drilling a new well, or various other purposes. Focusing on sample integrity and quality procedures, Aegis provides accurate results promptly. Aegis is capable of testing your water for:
- Volatile Organic Compounds
- Many Others
Frequently Asked Water Testing Questions
Do I need to test my water?
Possibly, it depends if a public water system supplies your water or if a private well supplies your water. All public water systems in the U.S. must follow the standards and regulations set by the EPA. EPA regulations that protect public water systems do not apply to privately owned wells or other individual water systems. Generally, it is unnecessary to test your water when a public water system supplies it. However, the public water system does not test the water in each house to which water is provided. Be aware, aging water pipes and solder may release lead into the water supply. You can contact your local public water company and request a water quality report known as a Consumer Confidence Report.
Owners of private wells are responsible for ensuring that their well-water is safe. If a private well supplies your water, the EPA recommends you have your well tested once a year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels. If you suspect other contaminants, be proactive and test for those as well.
Can I collect my sample?
Yes, most testing laboratories or services will supply sample containers. Use the containers provided to you and carefully follow the instructions to collect, preserve, and handle water samples. Results may be inaccurate if the samples are collected improperly.
How much does it cost to get my water tested?
The cost depends on the testing. State and local health or environmental departments often test for nitrates, total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and pH. If you want a professional to collect the samples and have them tested for these contaminates, the cost is generally around $200.00 to $250.00 per sample.
Drinking Water Links:
EPA Drinking Water http://www.epa.gov/safewater/index.html